Credit control is a tough but necessary part of business. Some days it can feel as though you’re getting nowhere and the added stress of late payments and tired excuses, like “we never received your invoice”, “the cheque is in the post” or “our payment systems are down”, makes credit control feel like an impossible…

Business used to be simple, but as the years have gone on it have become easier for companies to hide unfavourable information or portray themselves as trustworthy. The number of insolvencies is getting larger every year, and that means that businesses are being more cautious than ever. Protocols have changed, the days of speaking with…

Once September comes around we seem to fly through October and November and then all of a sudden, in the blink of an eye, it’s Christmas and you’ve only done 70% of what you had planned. We find our companies descending into holiday chaos, staff are getting into the festive spirit, productivity seems to dip…

We cannot stress this enough; stable cash flow plays a vital part in the success of your business. Poor cash flow may mean that you can’t pay your suppliers, this can damage your reputation and your relationships. A poor cash flow can hamper your business’s ability to grow and potentially means that you will have…

Halloween is a time where people are scared by ghosts, witches and zombies but for many businesses, it’s late payments and unstable cash flow that cause the real fright. While risk in business is unavoidable, a credit check can help you to manage and even prevent unexpected scares. Overdue and missed payments are an inevitable…

As the miserable Autumn weather begins to roll in and the evenings are getting darker, we start to prepare ourselves for a bleak few months ahead. Don’t let your business become unproductive and sluggish during the cooler months. Summer is typically a more prosperous time for most businesses, what you do in the upcoming quieter…

Successful credit control may be one of the most difficult aspects of your business, as your company grows it becomes even more difficult to keep track of all of your paying (and non-paying) customers. Our clients come to us because they are struggling with late payments, their customers are avoiding them, and they’re unable to…

If you are a freelancer, chances are you’re providing a unique service. When you’re invoicing for this service, it is important that you recognise that you’re a business and not a charity. At Commercial Domestic Investigations, we deal with a variety of businesses from freelancers to huge organisations, all suffering from late payments. Larger businesses…

Flexibility and efficiency are important traits for a business. It is vital that you can deliver what you need to as effectively as possible, in fact, your efficiency can set you apart from the competition. The evolving business landscape means that your business is expected to be agile and react quickly to situations and continue…

Every year there are thousands of new insolvencies, with late payments being a major factor in the failure of these companies. Businesses are now getting a little more selective about who they work with, and understandably so. There is now a lot more risk when working with new clients and businesses are a little more…

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